Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
little long-term deficit reduction and there remains a sticking point over unemployment benefits and republicans don't believe the democrats are entirely serious about that. it's come up late in the process. not sure if the white house is going to insist on that happening. another potential sticking point may be whether or not there's any long term deficit reduction in the deal if they just raised the sequester caps and substitute one set of cuts for the other, there wouldn't be deficit reduction. there's some talk that the revenue components would be dedicated to deficit reduction. but we have to wait and see happens next week. this congress is unpredictable. >> house defense chairman buck mccann, he wants $20 billion more, because defense gets killed in the sequestration. he has defense hawks that will vote against it if they don't get their $20 billion and that means john boehner doesn't have 218 votes. >> he may not have 218 votes, but look, any accommodation you make like that from -- to assist the defense is going to squeeze the other end of the balloon which is domestic. you a
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
. 215,000. the trade deficit narrowed. new home sales were gangbusters. the ism services, little soft but still pretty good in the mid 50s. the fed beige book, pretty darn good. i'm not counting today's little -- this little three or four day thing, it's not a real question. why isn't good news good news? you look at these numbers and you could say to yourself, the economy is getting better. >> yeah, i think that in the end will be good news for the market, larry. in the meantime i think the market's saying, okay, if the news is good, maybe the fed tapers sooner rather than later. i'm not sure i like that so much. that's one explanation. i think another is, hey wait a minute, we're up a double digit percentage. we're up a lot in a short amount of time. we're discounting some good news. i'm tired. i'm going to take a rest. i think that's a bit what's going on here. >> protect your gains, that's what you're saying. >> here here. >> let me ask you this. okay. so you're janet yellen. you're going to be janet yellen tonight. you're coming in. i know she's not going to run the place until janua
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
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